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Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Boom time for British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 20, 2016 0

Even with three months of 2015 still to report, UK arms exporters were granted licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia worth £2.8 billion. Britain is exporting an average of $14 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia

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AQIM incident map

AQIM incident map

January 15, 2016 0

This is a quick map of conflict events attributed to AQIM from 2007-2015, compiled from the ACLED dataset. Search by location, click a dot for event details. Millet preparation in Bandiagara, Mopti Region

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No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

No deal to strengthen respect for Geneva Conventions

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 10, 2015 0

States gathered at a major conference to debate the rules of war have failed to back a proposal aimed at boosting compliance with the Geneva Conventions.

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Abuses rise along with pro-Afghan government militias

Abuses rise along with pro-Afghan government militias

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2015 0

KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN 07 September 2015 (IRIN) - In a bid to enforce its authority in Kunduz where the Taliban has taken over about 70 percent of the province, the Afghan government has scaled

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Will UN report bring justice for Sri Lanka war victims?

Will UN report bring justice for Sri Lanka war victims?

September 2, 2015 0

UNNICHCHI, SRI LANKA 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - After acceding to the Sri Lankan government’s request to delay by six months a report examining crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war, the Geneva-based

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India urged to repeal soldiers’ impunity

India urged to repeal soldiers’ impunity

July 2, 2015 0

DELHI/YANGON 02 July 2015 (IRIN) - A law preventing civilian courts from prosecuting security personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has led to a quarter century of human rights abuses,

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All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

May 15, 2015 0

OXFORD 15 May 2015 (IRIN) - The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food and water for nearly a week, has all the hallmarks

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Opening up? Sri Lanka’s new government confronts legacy of war

Opening up? Sri Lanka’s new government confronts legacy of war

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 3, 2015 0

COLOMBO 03 February 2015 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka’s new government says it will tackle sensitive issues relating to the civil war that ended in May 2009, including allegations of human rights abuses, missing

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LGBTI rights – still not there yet

LGBTI rights – still not there yet

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 14, 2014 0

BANGKOK 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - In recent years, the world has seen enormous human rights gains with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. However, there have also been substantial

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Palestinians may struggle to pursue Israeli abuse claims

Palestinians may struggle to pursue Israeli abuse claims

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 6, 2014 0

JERUSALEM 06 August 2014 (IRIN) - The chances of Palestinians in Gaza being able to sue the Israeli state for alleged human rights abuses during the current conflict are slim, say experts, who

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